“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is an initiative to expose more African American youth to the sport of baseball, which once was a major focus in the Black community, primarily during the days of the Negro Leagues. Today, however, one scan of the crowd at baseball games, it is clear to see the lack of African American presence at ballparks across the country. Baseball, while a very lucrative career, has taken a back seat for many to basketball and football. It’s time to bring the knowledge and love back.
“Providing this firsthand exposure is pivotal,” co-founder Rebecca Briscoe said. “If today’s youth can see it, they can achieve it. This event can create the next round of African American managers, statisticians, general managers, and possibly MLB owners.”
The goal of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is to take groups of minority children, particularly from underserved communities, to EACH of the HOME GAMES during their summer vacation (from mid-June to end of August) at Minute Maid Park to see the Astros play. While supporting Baker and the ‘Stros, the children are exposed to the sport that teaches honor, integrity, responsibility, teamwork with the mantra of “slay your own demons, then slay dragons” with no excuses.
This fundraiser will help with all expenses for the game, including food and transportation.
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More information about Sister 2 Sistah: Sister 2 Sistah, founded by Rebecca Briscoe and Nakia Cooper, began as a mentoring organization giving college aged women of color a "hand up" not a "hand out." Over the years, the organization has grown to include community assistance for everyone in need, particularly with focus on children, the elderly and single parents.